Play – 0:55, 2008
Color, Single Channel Video
Series of 5
This video investigates the human conditions, contradictions and unawareness.
It can be approached according to several interpretations At a first look, we meet a man gesticulating in an empty space, as if involved in a game, while a background of singing children can be heard.
In fact, we are facing a former Khmer rouge who is re-acting the very same gestures he used to do in the jail where he was working in his youth.
The sound we’re listening to is just the march of war usually sang by the children after being drilled to kill in the Cambodian fields.
A parallel does arise between the children’s games and the actual childhood of the ex Khmer rouge which was spent on committing the most heinous crimes with no consciousness at all.
The pictorial image of the video is a tribute to one of the few survivors, who was a painter at the time and is now showing what was happening inside the killing fields of Phon Phen now a Museum during the Pol Pot age.
CORPO: Festival delle Arti Performative (I edizione)
MAAAC MUSEO E ARCHIVIO DEGLI ARTISTI ABRUZZESI CONTEMPORANEI – CASTELLO di Nocciano (PE)
Delhi International Arts Festival, a cura di Cologneoff e Visualcontainer, India
The Scientist Videoart festival – Sala Estense, Palazzo del Municipio – FERRARA
MICROWAVE – International New Media and Arts Festival, a cura di Cologneoff e Visualcontainer
Memoria ed identità, Videochannel, Germania 2009